There’s not much that sucks worse than using a high draft pick on a guy who puts up horribly inconsistent numbers all season. You become unable to trust him on a weekly basis, but you have a hard time benching him due to potential. This is how I felt with DeAndre Hopkins in 2016. In the few seasons prior, he had put up unbelievable numbers with mediocre quarterbacks, so when the Texans signed Brock Osweiler, I had high hopes and drafted Hopkins with my first-round pick.
Well, Brock was terrible, and D-Hop suffered big time. I got a real bad taste in my mouth from that season, and I decided there was no way I would draft Hopkins in 2017, no matter what. Well, the Texans drafted Deshaun Watson, and Hopkins went on to be one of the top fantasy WRs of the season. Lesson learned. Treat each season individually, and don’t get hung up on what happened last year, good or bad.
If you’ve played fantasy football, there’s a good chance that there are some really good players that you want to avoid, just because they didn’t meet expectations for your. Has their situation changed? Are they on a better team, or maybe they have a better surrounding cast? Just make sure you do your research and swallow your pride. Don’t pass up on this year’s rebound player!